Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds Engineering Services

As a full-service testing facility, we are committed to helping our customers attain their objectives in a cost-effective, efficient manner. We offer fully customizable data acquisition solutions for all your testing needs...

Race Logic VBoxRace Logic Data Acquisition

  • 100 Hz GPS data logging
  • OBD2 CAN data recording
  • Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)
  • Dual-antenna set up for precision slip angle measurement
  • GPS Base Station capability for 2 cm locational accuracy including lane placement and path prediction capabilities
  • Thermocouple measurement
  • Analog and digital input recording
  • Video Vbox recording up to 4 cameras at 10Hz with customizable screen graphics and layout

Drive-by Noise TestingCoast-By and Drive-By Noise Testing Equipment

  • ISO10844:2014 test surface configurable for a variety of external noise tests (R117, R51.02, R51.03, etc.)

Available for use with most vehicle applications including passenger car, light truck, heavy truck, and electric vehicles

RT3100 Data AcquisitionOXTS RT3100 Data Acquisition

  • High-grade MEMS IMU for precision motion analysis
  • 0.15° slip angle accuracy at 50 km/h in all road conditions
  • Survey-grade GPS/GLONASS receivers for ultimate precision
  • Low latency, 100 Hz real-time update rate
  • CAN, Ethernet, and serial outputs interface with acquisition systems

Tire Braking Traction TestingTire Braking Traction Grip Measurement

  • ASTM E 274 and ECE R117 Wet Grip testing offered
  • Peak and slide mu measurements
  • Tires compared to industry Standard Reference Test Tire or internal witness as desired
  • Loads ranging from 280 to 1800 kg for passenger car and light truck tires
  • Heavy truck tire testing with loads from 1700 to 5000 kg
  • Both wet and dry testing available
  • Multiple surface options including polished concrete, low grip asphalt, and high grip asphalt

Braking RobotSAE J2909 Braking Testing Using an Anthony Best Dynamics Pedal Robot

  • Controlled, repeatable braking tests with consistent pedal force on every stop
  • Data can include pedal forces and wheel speeds throughout a stop
  • Tuning compatibility for nearly any vehicle

Thermal Imaging CameraThermal Imaging Capability

  • FLIR T1030sc camera for 1024 x 768 infrared images at 30 fps
  • Temperature range of -40°C to +2,000°C
  • Level I certified thermographer onsite

High Speed CameraHigh Speed Camera

  • 1,000 fps at 800 x 600 color resolution
  • Multiple camera trigger and signal capabilities

Coast Down Test RigSAE J2263 / J1263 Coast Down / Road Load Testing

  • Passenger car and light truck
  • 1066.310 for heavy truck over 14,000 lb GVW

Interior Noise testing DummyInterior Noise Testing Capability, 0-5000 Hz Range

  • In-vehicle instrumentation for data collection and analysis using an Oros system and Head Acoustics dummy, or customizable microphone layouts
  • Numerous surfaces available for in-vehicle road noise evaluation (weathered asphalt, smooth asphalt, coarse gravel, etc.)

GripTesterMultiple Track Surface Characterization Offerings

  • GripTester measurement
  • ASTM E 965 measurement (mean texture sand depth)
  • ASTM E 274 Skid Trailer Measurement using ASTM E 501, ASTM E1136 and / or ASTM E 2493 Tires

Note: track monitoring services and equipment are available for external surface monitoring.

Customized Testing InstrumentationCustomized Testing

  • For more specialized data acquisition needs, Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds offers a flexible National Instruments data acquisition platform that has the capability of recording signals from a diverse assortment of sensor types including:
  • String pots
  • Thermocouples (including Infrared)
  • OBD2 CAN vehicle data
  • Accelerometers
  • Pressure transducers
  • Encoders

Contact our Engineering Personnel with inquiries about your technical testing needs.